Warsaw and the Philippines give America another chance to show it doesn’t care

The United Nations Climate Change Conference began this week in Warsaw, and it’s hard to say what’s more ironic: the devastating events preceding it or the wallowing inaction that is likely to follow. In a sort of perverse opening ceremony, a leaked scientific document on the potential impact of global warming, followed by one of … Continue reading Warsaw and the Philippines give America another chance to show it doesn’t care

U.S. should know better than to get involved in Syria

As I write this, the United States is still recovering from the political and cultural trauma of a solid decade of war. We still have troops in Afghanistan, we still have military bases and private contractors in Iraq and we’re witnessing in real time the consequences of the NATO action in Libya. It seems inconceivable … Continue reading U.S. should know better than to get involved in Syria